So, this (also above) is really hilarious. If you haven’t already seen it, Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage describe just how much they want Republicans in their vaginas. The video cuts between the three women as they smile brightly from wealthy suburbia and say things like, “My right to choose? What about my right to choose to not to have a choice?!”
It’s funny because we know the ladies are being satirical. Less funny, of course, are some of the real issues addressed in the video, including the “invasive vaginal ultrasound with no diagnostic purpose.” And speaking of that, Mitt Romney campaigned alongside Virginia governor Bob McDonnell late last week, the latest in McDonnell’s quest for a VP. You may remember how, earlier this year, he initially supported the trans-vaginal ultrasound bill (which would have required an alien spacecraft to land inside your vag before you’d be allowed to get an abortion) and then retreated at the last second. Virginia passed a modified version of the original bill, which dropped the “trans-vaginal” part but still made abdominal ultrasounds mandatory.
Also worth noting is that McDonnell had many interesting things to say about women (and gays, cohabitators, and contraception) in his master’s thesis, including that working women and feminists are “detrimental” to society. (Not surprisingly, McDonnell says he’s changed his mind since the thesis was written.)
On one hand, his flip-flopping, back-tracking, and condescension to women will be an entertaining accompaniment to Romney’s flip-flopping, back-tracking, and condescension to women. On the other, McDonnell is the governor of a swing state and could be a very attractive running mate for Romney, who wouldn’t mind putting some Republican Party up in your vag. And should the Mormon god call Romney home, McDonnell – the guy who at one point thought something called a “trans-vaginal ultrasound” sounded like a good idea – will be in position to shove a whole lotta government up in all of our vaginas.